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New Series Of 'The Great British Bake Off' Has Started Filming

New Series Of 'The Great British Bake Off' Has Started Filming

The Great British Bake Off has officially begun filming its 11th season, Sky Studios has confirmed.

Like many TV shows, the series was delayed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, and some even suspected that it wouldn't return until 2021.

But given that it's now back up and running, the good news is we can likely expect it on screens later this year. Yaaas.

According to Deadline, Sky Studios CEO Gary Davey and chief commercial officer Jane Millichip revealed that filming was going "very well," although they remained coy about any further details.

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Get ready for more soggy bottoms and pastry based innuendos (Credit: Channel 4)
Get ready for more soggy bottoms and pastry based innuendos (Credit: Channel 4)

When asked to address speculation that the series wouldn't be taking place in a tent this year, due to Covid-19 safety restrictions, Millichip remained tight lipped.

"It's all happening in deep secret, somewhere in darkest deepest Britain in the shires," she teased.

It's not just the location of the new Bake Off set that we don't yet know, but also the lineup, which is, as always, being shrouded in secrecy until right before it airs.

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What we do know, though, is that comedian Matt Lucas will be joining Noel Fielding as the new host, replacing Sandi Toksvig in the coveted position.

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The pair already seem to have great on-screen chemistry, if a clip that Bake Off shared a clip of them both rehearsing is anything to go by.

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In it, the Little Britain star flashes his recognisable grin as he's seen chatting to Noel and getting in some practice for his future gig on set.

"If my mum came along, she would just follow me about going, Matt, don't eat that. Matt, I'm serious, don't," he jokes.

Then, he's tasked with introducing one of the challenges.

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After Noel warns, "on your marks, get set..." Matt has the all important job of finishing his sentence, and adding: "Bake!"

Noel and Matt will be joined by judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith as they welcome their new cohort of bakers to the tent...or whatever replacement venue they've mustered up.

We can't wait to see these lot back on our screens!

Featured Image Credit: Channel 4

Topics: The Great British Bake Off, TV News, TV Entertainment

Joanna Freedman

Joanna is a journalist at Tyla with a particular interest in highlighting women's issues and telling inspiring first person stories. She's also their resident foodie, and loves covering exciting new beauty launches, too. Contact her at [email protected]